Repairing scratches on painted wheels

Discussion in 'Exterior and Interior' started by FivepointSlow, May 15, 2014.

  1. FivepointSlow

    FivepointSlow Well-Known Member

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    I got a set of 18x9 black 03 Cobra reps for the stang recently for a steal. Front wheels are in EXTREMELY good shape. No scratches, curb rash, or any paint defects (except the inside of the lug but holes but that's almost unavoidable right?)
    The rear wheels however are not as perfect. While they're still in amazing shape both have a few problems.
    Don't mind the unfortunately ridiculous amount of pollen. Wiped down the car just yesterday and it's already turned green again...
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    I found @g36_monkey's thread on repairing curb rash but that's on a polished lip. I'm not sure how to handle the paint.

    You'd think the front wheels would be the ones with the problems but whatever. Haha.


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  2. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Feather them out with 220 until there is no edge to the scrape, sand with 400 until there's no 220 scratches left, respray with whatever black paint you feel fit to use.
     
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    screw that shit man those are not deep so puddy would be my buddy here. It would be easier to sand it flat and you would not have any wavy areas(if done right) around those areas that will show up on the black so easily.
     
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    I'd just do touch-up on those small ones. Keep adding coats until its level. Done it countless times and as long as your color is a match it will turn out fine.
     
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    Touch up paint or a sharpie.
     
  6. FivepointSlow

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    I might try sanding it down a little just to smooth it out and using sharpie.
    I'd rather not repaint the entire wheel so if I used paint I'd have to get an exact match. Not sure how I'd begin to get a match for them


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  7. whiplash473

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    Do it the right way and get rid of the rough edge. Driving through the winter will have that chipping back off in no time where you live. Finding a black to match wouldn't be a problem at all. I'll give you a few links when I get home.

    EDIT: Listen to the guy repairing powder coated GTR wheels as I type this.

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